BY: JULIAN AND RYAN B.
Himalayas: The Introduction
The Himalayas is a really beautiful sight. It’s is also good for sightseeing, since there are many animals and sightings of the “Yeti”. But, this wonderful landscape is getting destroyed by us humans. This report will have some information and how to stop the people destroying the himalayas.
All About The Himalayas
The Himalayas is one of the biggest and youngest mountain range in the world. It has over 52 mountains and is the home of the great Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world! The height of Mount Everest is 8,848 km. The Himalayas is home to 300 species of mammals including the snow leopard, the red panda, the black bear and more. The Himalayas are also home to 10,000 species of plant and 977 species of birds. The Himalayas are also the source of the major rivers which are known as the Ganga, the Brahmaputra and the Indus which altogether gives water to a billion people. There are also another 35 rivers whose source is the Himalayas.
Human Impact (Bad)
Humans cause sound which causes avalanches. During avalanches, about 3500 animals die. Also, many poachers go to the Himalayas to hunt animals. Not just that, but humans caused deforestation in the himalayas. Another thing that humans created is global warming, climate change, plus landslides kill a lot of animals.Plus, a lot of animals experience habitat loss.
Human Impact (Good)
Don’t always think that all humans are bad just for destroying and ecosystem. Some humans like the government are good and want to save the ecosystem. They send out farmers to work there, stop poaching, plant food for the animals, banning hunters, and creating National Parks to help animals survive.
Have you heard about the Yeti? Many eyewitnesses said they saw the Yeti. They are known for living in the Himalayas. They are in the dreaded ape-man family, which also includes bigfoot. Also, they might be primates.
Creation of the Himalayas
The Himalayas was created 550 B.C. It was created by the Indian Plate and Asian Plate collided. They formed a big mountain range and scientists called it “The Himalayas”. Many animals moved into the ecosystem and started the generations and generations of animals in the Himalayas.
What Can We Do?
What can you do? Well, there’s many big things you can do, and small things you can do.
- Plant a tree
- Earth Hour
- Donate to WWF Link
THANK YOU FOR READING!
Me(Ryan Boon): Co-author, co-illustrator, editor, co-publisher
Julian Chan: Co-author, co-illustrator, co-publisher